Re: Viivisection for Proof against Wicca! -
05-17-2008, 10:21 PM
Brother Nobar, I thank you for your interest in Biblical Science (BS). I take your point with the problem of the type of accidents to which cats often succumb. As you see from the above posts, I now may have 2 more assistants who will be able to help broaden out research.
I delayed my reply until I had closely examined the footage supplied and found sufficient cats. On the first point, (i) it struck me was that the animal was filmed up a tree and (ii) the first thing that struck the creature was the ground.
But did you notice that the creature landed on its back? Now, it is God’s Law that cats fall on their feet (see Creelton et al “The Consistency of Falling Cats” Landover Press 1804 vol. 4 pp 1210 – 1398.) So, was it a cat or not or was it an exception and can we improve on Creelton’s experiment?
There being no tree immediately to hand, we took 30 cats to the top of St Peter’s in Landover Catholic Cathedrals Desecration Arcade and lowered a steel hawser to the ground. This was secured at the base and the cats were threaded one by one onto to wire through the abdomen and out through the back. This ensured that they would slide down the wire and fall on their feet.
Unfortunately, several strands of the wire had frayed half-way down, and these caused the first cat to stick. We sent further cats down to dislodge it but they all stuck above.
Well there was much yowling and a lot of fighting 150 foot up there in the air and a party of visiting schoolgirls ran off thinking Catlik Devils had arrived a la Revelations (many-headed beasts and all that.)
So until we can get a few more cats and a length of better wire, I’ve placed this on the back burner.
Below is the only photo we have of the cat going down the wire.
Originally Posted by Nobar King
Brother Bathfire, your experiment reminded me of a story I had seen on the local news. I thought I had seen a cat fall out of a tree before, so I looked on youTube and found several 'cat falls out of tree and survives' videos. I linked to some of them below. It's possible that you didn't include the wrong accident in your testing criteria. Maybe you should consider this phenomenon regarding the longevity of felines.
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Last edited by Ezekiel Bathfire; 01-27-2009 at 01:02 AM.